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Display shelves in store, made of wood and other eco-friendly design materials

In today’s retail landscape, sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a commitment that resonates deeply with consumers and can significantly impact a brand’s reputation. For small retail store owners, incorporating eco-friendly design materials into store interiors is an excellent way to demonstrate this commitment. Not only does it appeal to environmentally conscious customers, but […]

Floral custom art made from recycled acrylic

Starting in the 1960s, acrylic made its way into interior design and never left. Acrylic furniture became an attractive option for designers seeking an airy, versatile and modern-looking material to go with the interiors of the modern world. With no bulk or heaviness, and the transparency and elegance of glass, it proved to be a […]

Good interior design is not only about beauty and function, but also about health. Today, we spend most of our time indoors, which makes a healthy interior more important that ever. While the aesthetics of a space does contribute to a better mood (thus better health), how else can you promote healthy living through interior […]

In a society that is becoming more and more environmentally minded, the list of eco-friendly products and materials keeps getting longer. When it comes to interior design, it’s all about reusing materials, finding green alternatives for single-use products, replacing traditional materials with better solutions – and yes, 3D printing. Below, we put together a short […]

Photo above: Bretagne Blue Vetrazzo slab as Eco-Friendly Materials via vetrazzo.com Aside from adopting certain lifestyle changes in order to help the environment, there is another field in which you can exercise your environmentally-minded attitude on an equally large scale: in the interior design of your home or business. Today, the options in eco-friendly materials […]

Sail-shaped building façade design in white and blue

Designing temporary structures means finding flexible solutions and recyclable materials in order to avoid waste. It is exactly what DUS Architects of Amsterdam did when coming up with the façade design of the Mobile European Building, the place where the presidency meetings of the European Union Council took place for the first half of 2016. […]

Paper tubes create spectacular ceiling landscape

Ceiling design can benefit from the use of materials not typically associated with interior architecture. Choosing a material with little weight but apparently great potential for creating dramatic ceiling structures, Cristina Parreño (from Cristina Parreño Architecture) designed the ceiling for the 2013 International Art Fair ARCO in Madrid out of paper. The results prove that […]

Using wool felt in interior design as dividers

Well loved by crafters and sewing enthusiasts, wool felt has found its way into the world of interior creations. While the potential of felt in interior design remains largely unexploited, some designers see in it the answer to some problems they routinely encounter. A creation of FilzFelt and Gensler’s LA office, Link is a modular […]

Mixing bamboo, glass and concrete in exterior design

Bamboo has been a favorite material of LEED accredited professionals and environmentally conscious designers for quite a while. The most common application of bamboo is in flooring and decks. But did you know that you can use bamboo on walls, ceilings and the exterior of your building? In fact, bamboo exterior wall siding can improve […]

Curved recycled glass countertop in earthy colors

If you are looking for a material that could give you some  visual edge while being in tune with your desire to use sustainable materials, consider recycled glass countertops and floors for your bar or restaurant. They give your space a unique look, bring is the brightness of glass, and come with a worthy story.  […]

Examples of Oceanside glass tile patterns

Oceanside glass tiles are a beautiful way to add sustainable material into your commercial interior design. Handcrafted from recycled post-consumer glass bottles and silica sand, an abundant natural resource, they make for a true green design and offer amazing looks and results.  Above: Zoetic Overture in Peacock Iridescent and Devotion Sirena in the Serenity Blend […]